Author: mutemaler (---.pool.mediaWays.net)
Date: 04-27-06 19:00
d: "The beast has been imprisoned! It's in its cage that it can never leave! It's even mortally wounded already! It's gone from the world, its wicked drive that deceived us all so badly. Cleanse your minds, turn to God, long years of peace have come that can become endless. Only the average sins are still there, without the beast making use of it for even greater evil. Christian love! Possibility to get free from sin in greater freedom than before! Turn to your neighbor, tell him of it, hug your neighbor, cry out in gladness! Rejoice, oh people! Christ has come! He rules and His rewards are with him! Rejoice! Rejoice! Listen to what he says! He will end all wars, trust it!"
mm: "the best way to describe religion I have run across is just this simple one: It is a seeing of the world - and man (and/or cultural entity) in it."
And you realize I am using the word to describe (alternately) vision, worldview, just this seeing period of the world and how man (or the cultural entity or the individual in it) is placed in the scheme of things. What it says about these.
So, what IS your religion saying about 1) the seeing of the world, and 2) man in it? What is the religious content of your post in other words? It is not clear on this, or rather it seems to imply things unstated, make assumptions. The first thing I note in any case is that it says very little at all about the world, mentions it only in passing. It seems to treat the world as mere container within which people happen (the focus is on people throughout it). Then I wonder who it is you speak to with it. I would think that a religion speaks to its own peoples, yet here you seem to be addressing not them, but other peoples of all things. These seems odd, and I wonder about that.
Pretend I am from an entirely different culture, an entirely different religion, vision, seeing of things. Many of these things you are talking about are either not a word for me or I can't identify with I can only surmise you are saying (let's say). What are the basic statements of your religion as regards to these two points, the seeing of the world and man in it? It would think it should be possible to bring this down to just a few statements, the bare essence of it (much shorter than this post even).